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What is Moscato Wine?

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Moscato Wine’s 5 Primary Styles

Moscato is famous for its sweet flavors of peaches and orange blossoms. The word Moscato (“moe-ska-toe”) is the Italian name for Muscat Blanc – one of the oldest wine grapes in the world! So let’s find out more about this fascinating grape and the wines it can make.

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Muscat of Alexandria

A Key Muscat Variety

Another important Muscat variety used primarily for dessert wines that deliver slightly more mandarin orange, orange zest, and sweet rose notes than Muscat Blanc.

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Wine Quiz

If you wanted to look for a sparkling, highly aromatic, sweet wine with zippy acidity and flavors of lemon, pear, and honeysuckle, which wine would you pick?

  1. Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
  2. Muscat of Samos
  3. Brachetto d’Acqui
  4. Asti Spumante

Scroll down for the answer!



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It’s All About Moscato Wine

There is so much more to Moscato than sweet white wine. This family of grapes has an incredible history.

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The Magic of Moscato d’Asti

It’s hard not to fall in love with Moscato d’Asti from Asti which is found in the Italian region of Piedmont. This perfumed, sweet Italian white wine is well-loved by wine drinkers of all kinds. Why? Simple: it’s so easy to drink!

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Wine Quiz Answer

Answer: #4

Asti Spumante, a wine from Piemonte, is made using Muscat Blanc grapes (Moscato Bianco) and is a fully sparkling, sweet wine. Brachetto d’Acqui (also from Piemonte) is made with Brachetto grapes and is a pale red sparkling wine with red cherry flavors. Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise (France) is a sweet fortified wine and Muscat of Samos (Greece) is a dessert style of Muscat.


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